- Kruger National Park
Lonely Planet review for Wilderness Trails
Kruger's wilderness walking trails are one of the park's highlights, and a major attraction of the Southern African safari experience. They are done in small groups (maximum eight people), guided by highly knowledgeable armed guides and offer a superb opportunity to get a much more intimate sense of the bush than would ever be possible in a vehicle. The walks are not particularly strenuous, covering about 20km per day at a modest pace, and are appropriate for anyone who is reasonably fit.
The itinerary of each walk is determined by the interests of the group, the time of year and the disposition of the wildlife. Most wilderness trail walks last two days and three nights, with departures on Wednesday and Sunday afternoon. They cost around R2200 per person, including accommodation in rustic, pleasant huts, plus food and equipment. Bring your own beer and wine if you'd like a drink. The walks are extremely popular, and should be booked well in advance. No children under 12 are allowed. Make bookings through Central Reservations.